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f&X James J. Corbett, Former Heavy
weight Champion of the "World.)
(Special to The Farmer.)
7 , New York, August 10.
If look make a champion then Lu
fcher McCarty should be a warm fa
nAorits in the betting. . , v .
'- The boy from Springfield, Mo., (or
jpfeerever it is he caus iromj, pii
fvply looks the part. Luther has the
Ideal build. Also -weight and stamina,
ahd bi aggressiveness stamps him as
tons wmn tne proper hjsuuus
trtAA in Ootham'with Jim Stew
"art tthe Brooklyn trial horse, was
IiardlyX wnat couia , ue turcu ""v
sw. Via ami-nri n hit With the im
mense crowd present by his willing-
4 at all Rtfl ITfV and hlfi
raronesein absorbing the punishment
toe- more ciever oic wait. uiu.
- -..
reaving Cie Garden after the con
test the ottrer evening I overheard a
fetntleman wlio had witnessed the fes
tivities confld to a friend that Luther
has tne "maktngs of a champion" and
Is "flnst class raw material.' He
surely Vhas the "makings" if two hun
dred pdunds of bone and muscle and
Eroportionate build are the standard
y which they are figured. - Andlhel0
"raw material" all right. Very raw.
SWbat MfcCarty has to learn about
fccrxing'lB considerable. . - '
rJipther te very, very green, and ig
fcprant of many of the rudimentary
rtrles. of boxing. For ono thing he has
jibt et learned how to hit. His' rep
rto4rei onsdsts of wild right and left
-lngi.,an oooasional attempt to hit
KtratghA wliii the left showed his edu
cation lad been sadly negtected. The
RrhtlngplrH causes him to force the
Issue aOaU stages, but. the spirit un
less backed with .knowledge of offense
vnd defense is of little use to a boxer.
: McCsfjg'B manager ught to -put
'ihis fl. phieaU specimen
toe primary xbdxlng.s&hool.. AlTQOd
teacher (thereare 4many competent
' teen), efiould, .be eecsfedjy and the
OTgsterlnstiicted ia the elementa
ry rules qf the 'science.
At present he-wou 14 have -little or
60 chance with a heavy-weight of
class. He tknows' nothing but' to rush
and swing wildly at his adyersary.
He is what'-might be called, a wide
open fighter, very much like Al Pal
per, exceet that, tho latter is even
'scrappier"' and knows :more about
hitting. Paner 1b a bear at close
tfjarters; McCarty had dozens- of good
diances'the other night at In-fighting',
but did not know what to. do i at any
time. ' . , !
I would not advise McCarty"s mana
ger to insist upon Al Palaer living up
to that promise to meet the Spring
field yovtngater at the present time.
Although big Al is pretty raw himself
he knbws more about the game, and
when he hits it hurts. ' Stewart land
ed flush on Mac's jaw many times
without actually distressing him. With
Palzer it would be a different story.
Dne or two of his ' fierce polthogues
txootd do the trick. In a contest be
tween these huskies, with both men
rfde-open and of the "to-let" variety,
ft; would mean. victory for the one who
tould get the first effective wallop
jiome; - and Palzer with - his terrific
straight punches . would easily beat
fac and his wild swings to the Job.
' Wben Sam lisaigford whipped Sam
ifcVer for the second ' time within six
months he cut that gentleman out of
the running for the championship
ktJos. and established the right to
krgne the question of superiority with
f pe Jeannette- or any otner ooxer wno
may have designs on the title to which
fohnson- is supposed -to have relin
kiiishAl all claim! . .
-Utetn McKettrick has already filed
or Joe Jeannette. He bases his claim
n ther ground that' it was jeannette
bo mads Johnson , take t,on tne run.
owever. J3an is a trine premature.
u title Is not a thing tor any one xo
U and. claim. .It must.be fought for
imd' v'won't . tonestly..'At' -the,, present
line ,th.ere is .little Count tnat , Jean-
ct te ana uajiKioru. auve euauc wi
the others. But the public is from
tissouri, - and - until. : Joe ..has, proven
mself v master -of the Vtr, haby" in
:he ring v his claim wlli not" be recog
nized as a valid one.
-Now that . Johnson, has proclaimed
mblldy that he is "through" it is
.nought Langford may . hurry home
frarcf t to protect his interests in, the
itie claiming -celebration; When Sam
eft his native shores he. was accused
f rurfning out of the country to avoid
i 'battle with Joe Jeannette. It was
idvanced for the latter that the men
lad signed to meet in a 20-round con
st'in California and that Iangford
ran out on the agreement.
lAnsrford. and Jeannette have met
teven times in all, but never over
Ihe full course. All their matches
pave been short ones and the record
look shows the pair to be about even
Is to honors. Langford is a better
fcoxer than Jeannette and would be the
favorite in a short bout, but in alon
'er struggle the betting would be
ibout even. Jeannette is a bear for
aking punishment and has the stami
.a of half a dozen ordinary fighters,
anrford mirht outpoint him all the
kay for twenty rounds. Joe would
!e there at the final gong. In a fin
sh fight I would incline to favor Jean
tte'a chances of victory.
Attell. if . he takes care of himself,
khould do very well in the feather
height ranks. With the exception of
fohnny Kllbane and possibly one ' or
two others he outclasses the company,
Put no more of that "poker table"
training if he expects to make good in
the "come back" thing. The "back to
nature" stunt Abe adhered to In pre-
raring for the Murphy battle has a
great deal to recommend it, and, in
fact, could hardly De improved upon.
Gunboat Smith, the western heavy
Jim Buckley brought1 to v New Tork,
ind who was outpointed oy Jim stew
Irt several months ago, has' been. sail
Big along in fine style lately. The
unboat, has secured five straight
wins" and is showing vast improve-1
ijzn, iz$io 15a hs juJ -iaj;e d in the
Stewart agreement.
Gunboat knocked out Andv Morris
in two rounds the other night. Not
that Morris was very much, but it
goes -to v show how fast Gunboat is
moving these days. I saw Morris give
Stewart a beating" over at the Roy ale
Club in Brooklyn last " winter,': and I
was also, present when Stewart scor
ed his decision over Gunboat. It was
Stewart's bulk that won for him then,
and at that I doubt if Smith was in
theery best of shape at the time. ,
From the way he has been .boxing
of late Gunboat can give any., of the
white heavies an argument; ' While
weighing in the neighborhood of 180
pounds, which in view of the size of
the majority of the title " hunters, is
a considerable handicap, he can boast
of a wallop that, is acorker. He shook
Stewart to his heels with right swings
the night he ' fought that 210 pounder
and had he been in better , physical
condition ; might possibly have, scored
a knock-out. Jim Buckley thinks he
has the coming heavy-weight cham
pion in Smith. , ,
I read a dispatch which stated that
Mike Gibbons : and Jimmy Clabby are
dickering Jor , a match, , and that the
prospects are they will meet, for ten
rounds in .Buffalo some time next
month. It's a shame one of the local
clubs didn't grab this bout. Clabby
is a very clever boxer, so I am told;
and is said to have bested Gibbons a
year or so ago. He appeared in New
York last fall after . a ;"round. , the
world" trljv and mads a mediocre
showing against Jeff Smith, a boxer
Gibbons had no trouble outpointing
decisively, i Clabby had a good alibi
at the time, however, as it' was plain
his physical condition was not of the
best after the long hike to Australia.
It is a treat-to see Gibbons in the ring
and.dt.would.be doubly so in watching
him with; ' a- v clever ; opponent such ' 'as
Clab by '9. friends claim him to' be.
. ..'v w " ; JAMES J; COKBKrr" -
iBITiOilliAKB-l iM
daubert m mi
; 'Two weeks , ago .President Ebbets of
the OBrooklyn club' declared' informally
that he saw. no. good - treason why-Bill
Dahien should not be retained sls
manager, of the; iDwdgera for at1' least
another year. Bbbets pointed to the
f abt that Iahlen had ? built up. an en
tlrely new' team ' and : was - entitled to
ai fair chance to make good with the
material' In hand. : ;
Since that semi-official announce-:
ment by the Brooklyn club's owner a
well defined .rumor has been circulated
by persons on the Inside that Ebbets
has weakened : in 1 his .opinion of., Dah
ien and' is inclined' to let him. go; also
that "Jake Daubert, 1 the crack first
baseman , and hitter, "who is practic
ally the (Dodgers' field marshal when
Dahien is on the ' -bench, , will ' be ap
pointed manager as soon as the sea
son closes. 1 !"
The tip as to Daubert's candidacy
comes ' from the inside. Daubert
wants the job. He has been talking
over the team's affairs With Elbbets, it
is said, ' on f reo,uent occasions recently,
and : it is reported that "he has ' made
numerous suggestions whlch In his
opinion, would develop the team Into
a winner.
Tay no; 'attention'-. to what- the
Brooklyn club owner says; about Dah
ien now,' declares a well informed
fan, "but wait until the season ends
and you'll get the blow off. Daubert
istho man 'and he'll t succeed Dahien.
There's no doubt about this, as Eb
bets and Daubert are together even
ings and - it is a cinch they have a
perfect understanding. ' Daubert thinks
he is a natural leader and the logical
man for the management.- He has
half convinced . Ebbets that the team
needs a playing manager instead of a
bench manager. Ebbets and Dahien
are "warm friends, but Ebbets r can't
afford to have a tail end ball team'
after be moves into his new half mil
lion dollar plant."
All . of the National" Ueague teams
visiting Washington Park complain
of the shabby attendance and 1 the
meagre gate receipts. The Cubs were
an exception when they played to 15,
000 paid admisions last Saturday, but
since then the games in Brooklyn
have been ' poorly patronized. Liess
than 800 persons paid for tiqkets on
Thursday, it is : said. The- fans who
remain loyal appear to blame Dahien
for bonehead ball - playing and - a gen
eral) lack of team play, although
there's no doubt that. iDahlen is doing
the best he can. Ebbets, meanwhile,
Is devoting so much attention to- the
completion of -the new plant in .Flat
bush that he has little or' no time to
devote ' to the rusty machinery at
Washington Park.. , '
The St. Joseph baseball team will
cross bats with the strong Kimberly
Baseball : club of' New Haven, tomor
row at 3:30 o'clock on St.' Joseph's
Oval. This club recently defeated the
strong Annex team of New Haven by
the score of 4 to 1 and is considered
the fastest semi pro- team in New
Haven. .
A good crowd should be on hand
to witness this game as the manage
ment is under a big expense in bring
ing such clubs here and is hoped
the fans ' will ' support' the venture
more loyally- in the future than they
have In the past, if they wish these
games to .be continued. The Saints
will have their usual strong team on
the field Sunday. Gallagher, Tiller
man, Wilson, Christie, Mendelsen,
O'Laughlin, Seyfert, Halpin, Mosher,
Atlantic City, N. J. Seventy half
starved gypsies raided' vAbsecon,' an
exclusive suburb seven miles-" from
here, and, captured rood and clothing,
- - -" ' - - 1 mi,,.
"Who put the con in Connell?"
Asked the : ever faithful fan,
For to give old Jerry credit
..... He's a chesty, little': man.
" It's hard to frame an answer
- But we think the guy's the same
Who put the sex in Sexton
When he pitched a winning game
, ... . ; .. ... . ,. , ,. .. r . ,,. : Longfellow. .
, (By Wagner.) . - .
Shake hands with De Wolf Hopper.
Not the renowned Thespian who won
two and lost one wifeY but' the humble
ball tosser 'who- won -II. and. lost two
games for 'New Haven. Hopper is con
siderable twirler- according to the rec
ords. 'TJutil he eased himself into the
pastime'.at ! Newfield ; yesterday Hopper
had grabbed '11 victories out r of 13
starts. But ' the McCahn's strong' arm
squad shook Hopper; down for eight
basemts and won from New Haven-by
4 to 1.
Sunny Sexton, -the ; Troy terror, .was
the leader of the McCann brigade.- He
had his moist ball floating up the plate
dn a slippery manner that, fooled the
enemy. The mighty - Pop ' Foster
couldn't; get into the- hit column but
it took some arreat fielding to stop mm.
Sexton allowed only ; eight hits,'., fanned
two. and did not issue'a.pass.i , -Chief
Snyder, who i. supplanted Skip
per Eley in left, won :.the plaudits of
the ladies' day assemblage -by signing
the book for a two bagger and mak
ing three of the . four. runs. He got. a
big hand,' too, when, he ran back to
the autos and pulled -down, a -long fly
from" Foster's bat-in the fourth; ,
Howard Baker, Jackv,Spratt and
Buck Venable piled up ; two hits each.
Stellar fielding was; ; contributed by
Spratt and Stow.' ' : '
The .first run came in tne-- secona
round1 when Snyder belted o right for
two sacks. Bridges ' sacrin.ced . and
Snyder dashed home on' Stpw's roller
along the first base line. . In the fourtn
the locals Dlcked up two. Spratt sin
gled and Snyder bunted: Miller's throw
hit k the Chief; in -the ' shoulder, and
'bounded tcT right,' SpTatt 'scoring' and
Snvder' taking second. Bridges nit to
'Pepe and" an' attempt Tvas made to get
Snyder at. third but tne tnrow was
late.- On Stow's sacrifice hit, ' Snyder
talliedr-?' :'. Y-". r- -In
the eierhth with one dowfi; Snyder
Was safe onr Flick's 'fumble. ;"He we"nt
tto second on' Bridges out,' and to third
on Stow's single, une t aeiayea ieai
was tried and on Flick's low; throw,
The vteitors-.made thelroiy run inj
the third on hits: by waters aiw wugn
and .Spratt'e error. .The score .
l ": '-,"' 'New' HaTWi. ;' ';:
v v - ab. r. lb. p.o. a, e.
Gough, cf. . . .
Pepe, ss. ".
Sherwood, 3b.
Foster, rf . ; . . .
1 0
Miller, lb.;
X' UVA U k .....
Daschbach, If.
Waters, c. . .
Hopper, 1 p. 1 ,
0 . :2
1 6
; " Totals .... . .33 1 8 24 10 . 2
. : . . , . Bridgeport. . . ; ','-'".
, ab. r.: lbJp.o.a. .
Fisher, ef. . . v . . 3 0- 6 1 0 0
Baker, rf . ,. ....... 4 0 2 1 . 0 0
Crook, lb. ' . . . ; .'. . 3 0 " 0 11 1 ; 0
Spratt, sb. ....... 4 1 2 1 61
Snyder, If. ....... 3 '3 1-300
Bridges, c. . :. . . . , 3 0 2 1 0
Stow, 2b. 3 0 1 7 3 0
Venable, 3b. . .... ' 4 0 2 v .l 3 1
Sexton, p. . i . ; . . i . 2 wO 0 ' 0 3 1
Totals '.29 4. 8 27 17 3
Score By Innings. .
New Haven . . . . . . ..0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1
Bridgeport . . . .....0 1 0 2 0 0 0 l
-Two -base hits, Snyder. First on
balls, off Hopper .1, off Sexton 0. . First
on errors, New Haven 2, Bridgeport 2.
Left on .bases, New Haven 5, Bridge
port 7. Sacrifice hits, Bridges, 'Hop
per,. Stow, Sexton, Snyderi . Stolen
bases, ,i Daschbach, Snyder, - Stow.'
Struck out, by . Sexton" 2.- Hit by
pitcher, Fisher Attendance, 1,000.
Umpire, Mullaney. Time, l:3t). , v
:. ;: ,. 'august .10. ;
1886. -Jim (James J.) . Barry,
heavyweight boxer, was born at- St.
Vincent, Minn, H6 is of French-Irish
descent, and' began his pugilistic
career . in Illinois and Wisconshv cities
about six years ago. He has fought
eight battles with : Sam Langf ord, the
last in 1910 at Vernan, Cat, when he
was -knocked' out in : the sixteenth
round. ; : - " - .
1887 Grover Hayes,. :"The Battler,"
Irish-American lightweight boxer, was
born in Chicago, and began ; fighting
in 1905. '
1900 -Bob -Fitzsimmons knocked
out Gus Ruhlin, an aspirant to heavy
weight honors, in 6 rounds at New
York;- ..- . -: .
' 1906 Ray Bronson defeated Mick
ey Ford in. 6 rounds at Indianapolis.
1909 -Frankle Conley defeated
Frankie White in 15 rounds at St.
Joseph. ' -
.AUGUST 11. '
1899 Kid McCoy knocked out two
men in. one night at Davenport, la.
The Hoosier . scrapper disposed . ' of
Jimmy Dugan in 1 , round, and put
Jack Graham, :' an Australian fighteri
to sleep in 4 rounds. .H
1900 Battling) Nelson fought 11
rounds to a draw with .Mickey Riley,
a - Wisconsin lightweight." Nelson's
first three battles were with Riley.s
and the future champion lost the
first, while the two following .bouts
were declared draws-
1910 Tony ' Ross :and Jim Smith,
heavyweights, fought 2 rounds, no
decision, at New York. ' . .
. " . -
The Stratford baseball ?team, .will
entertain the soldier boys at -Avon
park tomorrow afternoon. The; Strat
ford bunch will clash with the team
fronv the signal corps of the regular
army. The grounds are in good - con
dition and a. large crowd of fans will
be on hand. ; There are a number of
good players among the soldiers.-
Newton,' N J. Miss Alice Ixngcor
reached'; into,, a , hen's nest . in search
of eggs and found; a. largeV black
snake which had crawled Into - the
nest for a nap. She f acted-When. -it
colled arOTnheKrarm, , -
O'NEIt'S $50
No Holyoke Players Will Participate in the
Genest Benefit Game
(By Wagner.)
The great battle between Battling
Dan O'NeiL andf Uncle Jeems O'Bourfce
is over.. After a running skirmish
lasting a month, the president of the
Connecticut League got the decision.
The $50 fine which O'Neil swore he
wouldn't pay until Harlem or some
other warm place froze over, has been
paid. But Dan didn't pay it him
self. .- He worked some arrangement
whereby a delegation of Holyoke bus
iness men subscribed . the money and
sent a check to President CRourke.
The latter -did not care, to say who
signed the check. O'Neil saw tie .was
up against it when the league presi
dent resolved to-take the money-out
of O'Neil's .$2,000 bond. The bonding
company notified O'Neil, and it -was
then that the Holyoke. owner . fixed- up
the .scheme. whereby some of his Hol
yoke friends c would pay the money
and he would- - repay : them later.
President' O'Rourke didn't care how
the money came,- hut he wanted to
show that O'Neil - would have to obey
the - league rules . as well as anybody
else. :."..:-'' ."';.'..''
Documents are now being prepared
to be forwarded to Secretary Farrell
of the- national -board in the case of
Jimmy Curry, the suspended Holyoke
player.- An - effort will i be made to
have him barred from organized base
ball. Affidavits fromv Umpire Mul
laney, from -. the Springfield officials
and from several -spectators will be
sent t to Secretary Farrell in-order
that the . details of the spiking of
Genest may be -brought to the na
tional -. board's - attention. -
"lt is W peculiar: fthing' that .Sexion
yesterday 1 fanned Gough,., the first
man to face ;him. in the game,, , and
also struck -out , Daschbach-, the last
man the ninth. Those ;were Sex
ton's only strike outs. - ;
- Manager Flanagan -of Holyoko noti
fied Manager- Connery ; of Hartford
that-the Holyoke players will not par
ticipate in the Genest benefit game in
Springfield, Monday; It. was Genes t's
wish that he should not-receive any
help frorrrlrlolyokew- He says th- Pa-permakers-
havev" been trying to get
Mm. Instead of " Stankard on - first;
Connery will Save Moose Miller of
New Haven. . Nichols ' of Waterbury
will play the outfield Instead of Hickey
of the?Papermakers. Geist of Hart
ford will replace Green as one of the
three boxmen. . ' :J r
Sunny - Sexton . obtained ' his name
from" the v fact- - that ' his nearest ap
proach to a smile is a slighttwitching
of the muscles when he shifts ' his
wad of gum from one cheek to the
other. He is a heady pitcher, though,
and knows how tb field his position.
: Buck Venable was almost keeled
over by a liner from Pepe's bat in
the first t But Venable clung to the
ball. He also beat out two Infield
hits. ' ..
The fans had ahotherchance to
cheer in the .first when 1?op Foster
smashed a wicked grounder between
short' and second." Spratt knocked
the ball down but was not in position
Says He Potced J ohnson In
to Retirement and Made
Langford Quit
Joe- Jeannette's manager -take ex
ception to the" assertions of leading
ring followers that' in the event of
Jack Johnson's retirement, Sam
Langford will have a right to claim
and defend the: heavyweight title.
Jeannette's manager says:
- "I claim : that Jeannette has the
best right to the title and my rea
sons are many. : In the first place he
has forced Johnson into retirement.
He has whipped McVey twice, once
by a. knockout in . forty-nine rounds.
Johnson recently stated that Jean
nette was - the best heavyweight in
the world, barring himself, and would
back him for, $5,000 against Lang
ford. ..
"Jeannette once made Langford
quit in nine rounds at,, Lawrence,
Mass. Langford was so badly pun
ished on that occasion that he re
fused to answer the gong- for the
round. . Then again Langford signed
a contract in February to box twenty
rounds with Jeannette at Vernon,
Cal., yet he repudiated this agree
ment and went to Australia. When
Langford comes 'back I will demand
a fight according to the articles sign
ed by Langford and Jeannette with
Tom McCarey. Meanwhile Jeannette
will defend the title against all com
ers, Tommy Burns preferred."
If all the members of the world's
champion Athletic team had hit in the
timely fashion that John Franklin
Baker has done this season, few of the
Mackmen would have been left on the
hassocks this campaign, and the prob
abilities are the White Elephants
would be. way out in front Instead of
trailing the Red Sox and the Sena
tors. -
At the three-quarter post in bang
ing in tallies, J. FTanklin Baker of the
Athletics led this season, having 78 to
his credit. He is closely pursued for
the honor of being the timeliest hitter
of the major . leagues by Larry Doyle, ,
the Giants' captain, who ran third in
the .voting for the. Chalmers National
League trophy last season, v and who,
if v. he keeps up, his present , hurricane
pace, will probably run higher ' this
season. . Doyle has put tno finishing
touches to 72. of ; the Giants tallies and
has been most ..prominent In the Mc
Garawites ninth-inning rallies. -'
- Tjedfpt-lhirdi- placer In thes jXfcnel
to throw so he tossed the ball to Stow
who got Foster at first by a step:
It was feared that Mawruss, the
Boy Rooter would not be able to lend
his presence -at the game yesterday
because of a little difficulty he had
with the police recently. The youth
ful fan got a ride in the auto patrol
for. painting a blue eye on .the .classic
map of a Fairfield avenue bootblack.
Nevertheless Mawruss was on hand
at the downfall of New Haven and
smoked a large cigar with a- gold
bandage. His monologue went great,
There was some argument among
the fans regarding Kid Sherwood's at
tempt jto steal -second in the sixth.
Sherwood slid over the bag and was
touched out by Stow. Some of the
rooters contended that he should be
credited with a steal because he
reached the base all right. Accord
ing to . the rule he does"not; get a
steal. The rule says: "In the event
of - a base-, runner being touched but
after sliding over a base", he shall not
be regarded as having, stolen the base
in question." .
Tom Cohnery's Hartford bunch
will - play at Sea Breeze tomorrow.
The Senators are trying to take sec
ond place. ,from the Mechanics r and
the game is sure to be interesting.
Hartford will probably us Pete Wil
son In the box and Dick Tuckey is
likely . to hurl for Bridgeport.; Benny
Kauff, Gus Gardella and other local
favorites are with the Senators.
"Rube": Robinson of . Pittsburgh bad
the Indian sien on th rvvi
served up a,.brandrJiw. assortment- 'of
curves ana made a two base ht in the
second that sent in two ' Pirates.
Score: Pirates 2. Brooklyn 1.
" The Gdants dropped closer to the
Cubs, Who took one from Boston, and
reduced McGraw's crowd to a lead of
only, seven. and a .half games. . .
That . mid-summer slump of the
Giants is stretching out rather long.
. , , , - - i -'s . .t. ---
MowreT's bon -nm Tira twit v. ..ri
less team 5 work a in- the , field . proved
1 no aowniaai. or the G-iants,. and ; the
St, Iiouls Cardinals took the first ; of
the series, 4 to 2. 1 .
Boston rapped 12 hits, the Cubs reg
istered two more, and won 9 to 7.".
The Highlanders tumBled back Into
the cellar when they dropped their
sixth straight game," 'This time , the
Cleveland Naps took their measure
The White Sox overcame a lead of
thtree runs and- trounced the Athlcti
7 to 6. ; i Walsh was there with some
nirty pitching, fanning: nine of; the
Mackmen. , .
The youngsters In the Detroit Ti
ger's line-up were nervous. Four hits
by (Boston in -' the fifth, thanks to
Cobbs' error, netted four runs.
Boston gained a few points ; on
wasmngxon, wno - aia not play, ana
also on the Athletics, who dropped one
to ther White Sox.
Hitters League are Tris Speaker of
tne tLea sox and Sam Crawford of the
Tigers, each with 4. and closelv fol
lowing them is Stuffy Mclnnes, with
62. Nineteen men have batted in fifty
or more runs thus far this .season and
twenty-one have hammered home be
tween forty and fifty counts. Frank
Schulte, the National League's most
opportune clubber and Chalmers tro
phy winner in -l&U, is in the latter
brigade , and . Ty. Cobb, who captured
the same honors in the American last
year. In the former. ' l
Of the forty men credited with bat
ting in forty or more runs, five ae
Giants, four are Mackmen, four are
Red Sox, four are Tgers, three are Pi
rates, two are Naps, two are Braves
and . two are .Reds. Additionally one
Highlander, one Superba and ,; one
White Sox find representation in the
present ' honor list. ,'
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Players' Union Worries
Magnates In Big Leagues ,
Cleveland, Aug. 10. President John
son of the American League is in this
city, and baseball men declare .that
he has come to hold a conference re
garding the newly-formed players'
protective association. This associa
tion is the work of Dave Fultz, the
former- baseball and football star.
President . Johnson, when asked why
he was here, said that he had .simply
come to "look things over." The
members of the New Tork and Cleve
land teams have a hunch -that be came
here . to talk over this so-called" union
with some of the "big men in" base
ball. -
This union is a sequel to the Cobb
incident, which caused -the Detroit
team to go on strike. It was learned
that-the members of the New "Tork
American League team are strongly
in favor of an organization for protec
tion. The organizers of the union 'un
doubtedly have been .in communica
tion with . the ' members of the. . New
York team. - .
A 'prominent Yankee player adniitted
that the ball players in the big lea
gue were in hearty accord with the
plan to form a protective union.
"Yes, it is true," he said, "we are
organizing. Every" ball player in -the
two leagues wants an organization.
Playing baseball is a business, and
there-is no reason why we should not
be protected like other men.- . At pres
ent we haven't one chance for redress.
We have got to abide by what the
men higher .up say, and , there is no
comeback for us. Take Cobb's case.
He never had a chance until his team
mates backed him up. , ,. -
; "What, we need most .of all' Is ". a
working agreement with baseball ex
ecutives and - the , National Commis
sion. - And that is just what this pro-,
tective Aunion is being formed for.
There Is no reason why we shouldn't
have a representative on the National-
Commission to look after our affairs."
. There , are- a number- of concessions
the professional baseball . player is af
ter. It is very probable that the as
sociation, when it gets swinging right,
will-as l-!ttie! National -Commission o
Court Refuses to Grant lip
Manager and Directors :;
Boston, Aug. 10.- The directors of
the Lawrence Baseball Club of the
New England League have the aar
thority to sell Pitcher Ray H. Keat
ing of that club to the New York
Highlanders for $5,000. Judge Morr
ton in the equity session of the Su
perior Court yesterday refused to is
sue an injunction asked for by the
plaintiff in the suit of Joseph Sulli
van against Louis. Pieper and Daniel
repeal the, law, which permits a play
er to be "farmed." The players con
tend that a ball player owned by a
big -league club and farmed to a minor
league team; should, receive a major
league salary. - - , '
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St. Xouis Manager . Says . Cubs Can
Hardly Hope to Catch Mc-s--
' Grave's Men. .,- -;
"The Giants ought to win the pen
nant," declared Roger Bresnahan the
SL Louis manager yesterday.; ''They
have good lead and -their pitchers
are still in , winning form. If the
Cubs get near enough, however, there
may be a catastrophe. The Cubs are
playing their best games now, and
away from home, too. Their pitch
ers are showing steady improvement
and unless there's a slipup the team
will make a sensational finish. J3ut
donTforget that the Cubs will be de
feated from time to time and that
the Giants will . continue to win a
majority of 1 their remaining games.
McGraw: hasn't been extended yet and
isn't a bit annoyed. - --"
"With the slump 'of the Cincinnati
Reds just say that the Cardinals are
going to pass them in a few days
and that we will play hard to beat
the Philadelpbias out of fourth place.
When we tackle the Giants this week
we are going to put- up a strong
fight. Maybe we'll have something
to say- about the result of the pen
nant race, even though we- cannot
win it ourselves.'
' ; National League. ;
St. Louis, 4 ; New York, 2.
Pittsburg, 2;. Brooklyn, U
Chicago, 9; Boston, 7. ' - -:
, The . Philadelphia-Cincinnati - game
was postponed on account of rain.
:. Won.
New York ....... 72
Chicago .... 65,
Pittsburg 59
Philadelphia 48 ,
Cincinnati ..; 47
St.. Louis .. .. 46.
Brooklyn ......... 37
Boston ......... B8 ; .
Lost. P.C.
St. Louis in New York.
Pittsburg in Brooklyn.
Chicago in Boston. '
Cincinnati In: Philadelphia 2).
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American League.
Cleveland, 3; New York, 1.
Boston, 6; Detroit, 1.'
Chicago, 7; Philadelphia,, 6.
The St. Louis-Washington game was
postponed on account of rain.
Won. Lost. P.C.
Boston I.......... 72 33 .686
Washington ....... 65 40 .610
Philadelphia..... 60 .43 , .583
Chicago 52 . 50 .510
Detroit 53 54 .495
Cleveland 48 56 .462
St. Louis . 33 70 .30
New York ........ 32 69 .317
; , New York in Cleveland.
"Philadelphia in Chicago.
Boston in -Detroit.
Washington in St. Louis.
International League.
Montreal, 3; Jersey City. 1.
Rochester, 4; Newark, 0.
Providence, 2; Toronto, 0.
The Baltimore-Buffalo game was
postponed on account of rain.
; . Won. Lost, P.C.
Rochester ........ 65
Tnronto ..........60
Baltimore ........ 55
Jersey City ....... 55
Newark 64
Buffalo 49
Providence ....... 47
Montreal 47
Montreal in JeTsey City.
Rochester in Newark.
Toronto in Providence.
Buffalo in Baltimore ( 2 ) .
Connecticut League.
Bridgeport, 4; New Haven, 1.
Waterbury, 3; Springfield, 0.
Hartford, 4; Holyoke, 2.
Won. Lost. P.C.
New Haven ...... 60 28 .682
Bridgeport ....... 49 ' 38 .563
Hartford ......... 45 42 .517
Holyoke .......... 42 43 .494
Springfield 36 50 .419
Waterbury . 27 57 .321
Hartford at Bridgeport
New , Haven at Holyoke.
Springfield at Waterbury.
Hartford at Bridgeport.
Springfield at New Havetv
HoJyokQ at-WflfpTbnrv
A. Moon. The defendants are direc
1 ,f the Lawrence club, . and a
fl?c had' aj?reed to Keating to
,,ew Tork Americans for $5,003.
Sullivan, who is a stockholder In
He Lawrence club, sought to hav
the defendants. restrained from hold
ing a meeting; of the directors en
fist 13 ratify the contract. Eul
insert6d tnat Keating could b
sold for mere than $5,000?
Detroit thl 'v vl derl w n
flai JL 7 e .Jork Baseball Club'j
rnTt 0ilUy hoisted from tht
S oaSr half1 stedff
nouncek it officially an! pUily S
r?SS ? 1 he. wlu' toon
defP rJ," ln Wantage, while a
rifr, S A ? nton Brav jmar; a
S ?urthtr POintf &nd 1 os man
points dePress on of -only. thr
. Umpire O'Brien, the new 'American
Chicago recently, is said to- possess
Z??? wd.tote a ticklr tor
Lefty Onslow, Detroit' new' first
baseman, who was purchase . front
the Lansing club of the South Michi
gan League for $2,500, wm bput on
the Job to reliev Moriarty for awhile.
Camnitz scared Fred Clark of "tht
Pirates half to death recently. He
was to pitch, but Just before the game
he. appeared with his right hand ban
daged, the wrappings showed rd
splotches. Clarke was going straight
up in: the air -when Cammy tore off
theaks? andr explained -,Jbat ' the
"blobd was only fed ink.
Larry Lejune of the Grand Rapids
team In the Central League has rap
ped out sixteen homo runs so far th's
season. Brooklyn tried out Lejtm
last fall, and sent him back' to th
minors," because he "didn't have any
thing." ,
Birmingham! team. In the ' Cotton
States League tejome .hybrid. .Almei
da; Jis9 kCubari. Yantz- a : Dutchman,
Hargrove -an Indian, EH jam a Swed.
McGilvray a Scotchman, McBrid an
Irishman; . Messenger an Englishman,
and the rest Americans. , . . .,
Zimmerman . of the Cubs , is In t.
midst of a batting slump. In the
pinches, or with a clear track, he ia
equally unproductive with his willow
crutch. Schulte is batting harder than
usual, however and that helps.
The White Sox . team as a whol
slams the bats around more than any
other team in the ken of a prominent
Chicago sporting writer. The Sox fee
Iteve that the "dull sickening thuda"
of the pounding. bats scars the Jinx
away. . -..
Billy Klllifer, who was too slight t
suit Manager Wallace of the St, Louis
Browns, has taken the place of Dooln
behind the bat for the PhllHes.- Kllli
fer has added twenty-five pounds t
his weight and is hitting better than
he ever did before. He has a great
throw to second base, too. . - j
Owing to the fact that all the Test
players have not returned from their
vacations, there will be no Yost--Brookside
game tomorrow. Instead
there will be a double header at Yost
field between - the ' Black . Rocks and
Nationals. ; The first game will b
called at 2:30. Tom McCann will
umpire. Tbe Rocks are leading th
league but may have trouble in tak- i
ing two from the Nationals.
There will be a double header at,
the flats tomorrow afternoon. Ths
White Sox and Independents will ml '
it up in the big game. Hayefl and
Keating will be ln the points. .for ths
Sox and Philips; the strikeout' . king,
will work for -the Independents. -.In.
the preliminary the Walnuts and Riv
ersides will 'meet.
The Red Sox's field day will be on
August' 16, when the members of tha
Red Sox baseball club and guests will
go over to Silver Beach, enjoying an
a la carte shore dinner. There will
be a ball rame between the "Gentle
men's" team and the "Ladies ' team
(boys dressed up as women). There
will be a 100 yard dash between
Prinon and March, the winner receiv
ing an onion. The pie eating eon-.
test win no doubt be immense, two
dozen of the "berries." pies having
been ordered. - There will be a poi
vault between.. Donnelly and Tannery.
Hart wilt bring along his motion pic
ture machine and three of the mem
bers possessing Immense tents, a mov
ing picture show will take place, the
admission-being "as you like." Jfo
doubht a very pleasant day will b
spent. The party will leave here at
1 p. m., and leave the -beach at 7
p. m. ., . v
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